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ork collaboratively to determine whether the market research is sufficient or whether additional information is needed to make the set-aside determination( s) . It is better to work out disagreements early, during the market research period to gain necessary market information for team consensus . If market research results support a set-aside, and the Contracting Officer determines it is inappropriate for the acquisition, the Contracting Officer must include a written determination of this decision in the contract file ( FAR 19.501( c )). These types of actions are generally looked at during Post Award compliance inspections such as agency Inspector General ( IG ) reviews and SBA Surveillance Reviews of agency contracting activities . See FAR 19 .502 -6, Insufficient Causes for Not Setting-Aside an Acquisition . For DoD, see limited scope of Small Business Administration ( SBA) Procurement Center Representative ( PCR) acquisition reviews ( source : ~AU
CLM059 Fundam entals of Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce lesson 5.2 -Market Research Methodology TOC I RESOURCES I PRINT I HELP Set-Aside Decisions - MACs Market research gets more complex when working with MAC strategies. You n eed to consider the details for competition and source selection at the IDIQ contract level (basic awards) as well as at the delivery or task order level throughout the entire delivery or performance period. Some of the key considerations include identifying: • How many contracts are needed I • What t he contract ceiling amount should be • How you will achieve and maintain maximum competition and small business utilization throughout the d elivery or performance period ' ~I Poge Qofl4 I......Back Next
CLM059 Fundam entals of Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce lesson 5.2 -Market Research Methodology TOC I RESOURCES I PRINT I HELP Knowledge Review 2 Ifmarket research results support a set-aside, the Contracting Officer MUST set aside the acquisition for small business. True ~ False Check Answer False. The Contracting Officer may determine an acquisition is inappropriate for set-aside. In this situation, the Contracting Officer MUST include a written determination of the decision in the contract file in accordance with FAR 19.501(c). ~I Poge10 of24 I.....Back Next
CLM059 Fundam entals of Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce lesson 5.2 - Market Research Methodology TOC I RESOURCES I PRINT I HELP Knowledge Review 3 Which of the following DoD acquisitions are excluded from the required SBA PCR review? ( See EYIZ NOAA Sec 1811) Acquisitions that are total set-asides for small business. Acquisitions solicited pursuan t to the Arms Import Control Act.